Grateful that a breast examination as part of a study of an automated ultrasound device led to her
The diagnosis was a shock said Kaweblum who went on to have a double
In a letter to the FDA in which she asked to tell her story at the hearing, Kaweblum wrote, "I owe my life to the ABUS [Automated Breast Ultrasound]."
Rabbi Efrem Goldberg of Boca Raton Synagogue sent a letter to the FDA asking that Kaweblum be allowed to testify in favor of the device. "Her quest now," Goldberg wrote, "is to lobby for the ultrasound machine that will help to detect
The standard mammogram is not as accurate for women with dense breasts, said Dr. Juliette The, a
It is difficult to see lesions in women with dense breasts, which are composed of fat or dense granular tissue, The said. The breast shows up as white and the cancers also are white, she said. Ultrasounds, The said, can show potential masses or cysts, which show up as dark lesions.
Automated breast ultrasound is quite different from tomosynthesis or three dimensional
At Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood and Memorial Hospital West in
Doctors are able to diagnose 17 percent more cancers in the breast when using 3-D mammography than with traditional 2-D mammography, Perez said.